This is a puppet movie. I know that. There’s one right here on my desk, watching me as I write this. When I’m animating I’m surrounded by all manner of tools, coffee cups, clay, paper towel, paints, wire, tape, pens, paper, yogurt cups filled with screws and bolts, clamps, and on and on. Nothing at all special. But when I look through the lens, when the lights are hot and the camera’s rolling, a world exits, it’s alive, it’s real … and it’s getting bigger.